January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area workers carry on despite cold

For most people, braving the cold means little more than scurrying from a heated car to a heated building, but, for some local workers, fending off the elements is just part of the job.  Postal carriers, maintenance workers and garbage and recyc More...

Republican takes win in 78th District race

Even in Tuesday’s bitter cold weather, votes were cast and a vacant state House of Representatives seat was filled.  More...

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Local News

Huntingdon men arrested in connection with car break-ins

Huntingdon Borough Police have arrested and charged two Huntingdon men in connection with multiple thefts from motor vehicles which took place the morning of Dec. 28, 2013.  More...

BTC water officials locate major leak

Broad Top City Water Authority officials were happy to announce Tuesday evening that a major water leak in the community has been found and repaired. More...

MUASB restricts tax hike ability for 2014-15

With budget discussions right around the corner, the Mount Union Area School Board Jan. More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer confidence highest since Aug.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

US home prices dipped in Nov.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices fell slightly in November as colder weather slowed buying, ending nine straight months of price gains.  More...

Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

NEW YORK (AP) — The one-sizefits all mannequin is getting a muchneeded makeover.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 29   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Frigid temperatures have again disrupted winter scholastic sports activity in the area. None of the events scheduled for Tuesday were held, though most have been rescheduled.  More...

Men’s Volleyball:

Puerto Rico deals Juniata first loss

The third-ranked Juniata College men’s volleyball team fell 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 15-6) to NCAA Division II University of Puerto Rico Tuesday night. More...

JC’s Kuhn named AVCA Player of Week

Junior Paul Kuhn (York Central) was named Sports Imports National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), the organization announced Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 sweeps 43rd annual Klondike Derby

Boy Scout Troop 25’s two patrols, the Eagle Patrol and Buck Patrol, finished in first and second place at the 43rd Annual Klondike Derby held recently at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to McKenzie Ryan Mumau who turns 4 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She is the daughter of Katie (McCloskey) and Jeremy Mumau of Commodore. More...

Girl Scout information nights planned

Both girls and volunteers can start their new year with new adventures filled with fun, camp, cookies and lifelong friends by attending one of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s (GSHPA) upcoming info nights.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Babies and toddlers like to be naked

Dear Annie: Why is it OK to photograph children and babies half-dressed or naked? I don’t mean pornography. I’m writing about family photos, TV shows and magazine advertisements.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners open bids, hire

The Huntingdon County Commissioners had a busy regular meeting on a cold and blustery Tuesday.  The first order of business was to open bids for the demolition of a county-owned property in Petersburg.  “We have received two bids,&rdq More...

Fire, EMS grants coming from state

Several volunteer fire companies within the 81st Legislative District and Huntingdon County are going to see some extra money come their way after state Rep. More...

Weather delays ORJMA project

Frigid temperatures caused a delay in replacing a well pump at the water facilities of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority.  The well pump was originally set to be replaced Monday evening and, according to ORJMA secretary David Brig More...

DN newsstand price increases to 75 cents

Subscription rates remain the same

For nearly 20 years, the price of The Daily News has been 50 cents per copy when purchased at a store or machine. Effective Saturday, Feb. 1, the price will increase to 75 cents per copy.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Labor unions pack Pa. Capitol over paycheck bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Labor unions packed the Pennsylvania Capitol for a raucous rally Tuesday as they widened their fight over legislation that aims to prevent the state, school districts and local governments from deducting union dues and politic More...

Parents call for legalization of medical marijuana

HARRISBURG (AP) — Parents of children afflicted by epileptic seizures described their lives in heart-wrenching detail Tuesday as they appealed to Pennsylvania lawmakers to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, saying it could provide relief More...

Deadly heroin found at scenes laced with illegal fentanyl

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Heroin found at the scenes of at least some of 22 suspected overdose deaths also contained fentanyl, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday as authorities struggled to address a growing crisis in wes More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Electronic voter registry deadline nears

75 Years Ago  Ernest J. Knott, principal of the Alexandria-Porter High School, has been appointed director of the Huntingdon County program of speech and music contests, according to an announcement from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. More...

Business News

Official ribbon cutting

Business leaders and political dignitaries were on hand for the official ribbon cutting of R. More...

Mutual Benefit Group names senior vice president of insurance

Kevin O’Brien has been named senior vice president of insurance at Mutual Benefit Group.  O’Brien comes to Mutual Benefit with 22 years experience in the insurance industry.  More...

MBG selects Inner Circle members

Mutual Benefit Group is pleased to announce that it is honoring eight agencies as members of its Inner Circle based on 2013 results.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Media Day opens Super Bowl week

NEWARK, N.J. More...

Super Bowl Notebook

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Both teams in the Super Bowl come from states that recently legalized marijuana. Advocates are capitalizing on that to make their case for doing it in the other 48 states too.  More...

Lynch walks out of Media Day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch was there. More...

School News

Local students inducted into honor society

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce its fall 2013 induction class. More...

Huntingdon man named to dean’s list

David Sloan of Huntingdon has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester as a senior athletic training major. More...

Granddaughter of Mapleton residents named merit scholar

Rachel Cox has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  She is the daughter of Mitzi and Brian Cox of Keller, Texas, and is the granddaughter of Nancy and Richard Cox of Cass Township.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The first cut is the smallest

Dear Heloise: I have a WOODEN CUTTING BOARD that I constantly use and chop fresh garlic on. For some reason, as much as I clean and scrub it, I can’t get the odor of the garlic out. Should I toss it out and buy a new one? More...

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